This is a recipe developed for the Thermomix in Australia Monthly Recipe Competition for December. Another of her recipes made it to the final Therm-off and so I have been given permission to publish the other recipes that were sent in for the competition.
This recipe is handy when you have some friends arriving unexpectedly and there is some old fruit cake sitting in the pantry.
Cheat’s Christmas Puddings
250 g fruit cake, broken into chunks
75 g milk
50 g Pedro Ximenez sherry or brandy
1000 g water
Place all ingredients into TM bowl and mix for 2 minutes on Reverse + speed 3, or until the cake pieces have dissolved into the mixture.
Place the mixture into well greased dariole moulds and place into the Varoma.
Place the water into the TM bowl and position Varoma on lid. Steam puddings for 30 minutes at Varoma temperature on speed 2.
Allow puddings to rest for 10 minutes before unmoulding. Pour a drizzle of sherry or brandy over pudding and then serve with Thermomix custard.